Finnish Floating Trees

A bizarre image, but not an optical illusion or some kind of darkroom trick. It shows trees in Finland strung by a cable over a road as camouflage during World War II. As explained by PetaPixel:

Pine trees were hung from cables which were connected to poles on the right-hand side of the road. The trees were strategically installed there to obscure the view from the nearby enemy Russian tower... the erected trees would not conceal the road from aircraft. But if Russian forces were looking at the area from a watchtower, all they would be able to see was an uninterrupted line of trees.

More info: Finnish Defence Force's photographic archive
     Posted By: Alex - Sun May 14, 2023
     Category: Photography and Photographers | War | 1940s

Yet another photo that would make a great album cover.
Posted by Brian on 05/26/23 at 02:23 PM
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